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Competition Dates

  • Sask Curling Tour Berth Spiels & Players Championship
  • CTRS Events & Ranking 
  • Viterra Challenge Provincial Qualifying Bonspiel
    December 14-16, 2018 ~ Tisdale
  • Viterra Last Chance Provincial Qualifying Bonspiel
    January 4-6, 2019 ~ Shaunavon
  • Viterra Scotties Provincial Championship:
    January 22-27, 2019 ~ Humboldt
  • National Championship: Scotties Tournament of Hearts
    February 15-24, 2019 ~ Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • World Championship: World Women’s Curling Championship
    March 16-24, 2019 ~ Silkeborg, Denmark

Deadlines & Important Dates

Provincial Pre-Qualifying Points Deadline

November 5, 2018
*To earn all points from SWCT and CTRS events. Registrations received after November 1st will allow teams to accumulate points from date registration received.

Viterra Challenge Deadline

November 28, 2018 – 12:00 pm noon

Viterra Last Chance Deadline

December 19, 2018 – 12:00 pm noon

WCT/SCT Points Cut-Off

December 17, 2018

Format

How to qualify:

  • 3 CTRS Berths
  • SWCT Champion
  • SWCT Runner Up (team must be in the top 65 CTRS)
  • 2 Challenge Spiel
  • 2 or 3 Last Chance Spiel

Provincial Format: 9 team round robin to a page playoff.

Get your team registered!

Women’s Challenge Registration – Registration Open

Teams must register for the following:

  1. CURLSASK Playdowns (Curling I/O)
  2. CTRS (Via CurlingZone)
  3. Saskatchewan Women’s Curling Tour

CURLSASK, in conjunction with Curling Canada provides a Curling I/O on-line registration and payment system.

Any team member can create the team in Curling I/O, but all team members MUST create a profile in Curling I/O.  All team members will be required to read and accept the Event Participation Agreement (waiver). Click here to create a Curling I/O account.

An e-mail address can only be used by one person. Your e-mail address is what identifies you in the Curling I/O database.

In order for teams to be eligible for the accumulation of points toward either the SCT or CTRS Saskatchewan Provincial berths, each team must register for the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) and Saskatchewan Women’s Curling Tour (SWCT) before November 1st of each year.

General Information

CURLSASK, in conjunction with Curling Canada provides a Curling I/O on-line registration and payment system.

Any team member can create the team in Curling I/O, but all team members MUST create a profile in Curling I/O.  All team members will be required to read and accept the Event Participation Agreement (waiver). Click here to create a Curling I/O account.

An e-mail address can only be used by one person. Your e-mail address is what identifies you in the Curling I/O database.

Information Required to Register

  • Team name
  • Team line up
  • Method of payment in full (credit card, cheque to be mailed)

Security

  • Centralized database of curlers, compliant with privacy laws and using industry standard encryption, firewalls, and other security measures to protect personal data.

Privacy

  • Registering your team provides CURLSASK the ability to use and disclose information from individuals for the purpose of providing services or information, managing records, conducting research and sharing information to other curling or sports organizations at the discretion of CURLSASK.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation prior to the registration deadline – full refund of competition registration fees.
  • Cancellation after the registration deadline – no refund of competition registration fees. Under special circumstances written application for refund can be made to CURLSASK Finance Committee for consideration.
2018-2019 General Rules of Competition – COMING SOON!2018-2019 Competitor & Coach Code of Conduct – COMING SOON!

A. ELIGIBILITY

  1. Affiliation

All participants must be player members of CURLSASK. Player Members are defined as persons who are members of CURLSASK Affiliate Member Curling Clubs.

All participants must adhere to the CURLSASK Residency Policy and be Canadian Citizens.

2. AGE

No minimum or maximum age restriction

3. Entry

  • Each team must register its four players prior to the commencement of play.
  • At the time of entry, the team must declare which one curling club they shall be representing for this competition.
  • If a team has a coach at Challenge/Last Chance/Provincials, he/she must be Competition Coach Certified or Competition-Development Trained or old NCCP Level 1 Certified. At Nationals he/she must be Competition-Development Certified or old NCCP Level 2 Certified in the sport of curling to be recognized. All coaches must complete the Respect in Sport on-line training program prior to being granted coaching status.

4. Registration Fees

  • The CURLSASK registration fee for this competition is $240.00 (GST included) per team plus a Curling Canada Participant Fee of $45.00 per player payable at the time of entry.

5. Deadlines

  • To earn ALL points for pre-qualification through CTRS or Sask Women’s Curling Tour, a team must be registered by November 5, 2018.
  • The entry deadline for Provincial Qualification Bonspiel #1 (Viterra Women’s Provincial Challenge Qualifier) is November 28, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • The entry deadline for Provincial Qualification Bonspiel #2 (Viterra Women’s Provincial Last Chance Qualifier) is December 19, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. (noon)

B. ALTERNATE PLAYER
A team with an alternate player is ineligible to have a substitute player in the event.

C. SUBSTITUTE (Please refer to General Rules of Competition #14 for general substitution rules)

Specific substitution rules for this competition are:

  1. For CTRS/SWCT Events see F. (4).
  2. For Provincial Qualification Bonspiels, a substitute may come from anywhere in the province but may not be a registered member of a team in the Women’s competition.
  3. For Provincials, a substitute may come from anywhere in the province, not be a registered member of a team competing in the provincial event but could be from a registered team who has been previously eliminated from the Women’s competition.

 D.  PLAYDOWN PROCEDURES

  1. The Provincial will be a nine (9) team event with teams qualifying as follows:
    1. Three (3) berths will be awarded to the highest ranked registered Sask. teams on the CTRS by (TBD), as per the guidelines in Section E.
    2. One (1) berth will be awarded to the highest ranked registered Sask. team on the SWCT by (TBD), as per the guidelines in Section D.
    3. One (1) berth will be awarded to the second highest ranked registered Sask. Team on the SWCT by (TBD) provided that team is in the top 65 teams on the CTRS
      1. If the SWCT runner up is not in the top 65 teams, the berth spot(s) will then be awarded to the CURLSASK Last Chance Spiel.
    1. Two (2) Qualifying berths from CURLSASK Challenge Spiel as per guidelines in section G
    2. Two (2) to three (3) Qualifying berths from CURLSASK Last Chance Spiel as per guidelines in section G
  1. At the Provincial Championship a nine (9) team round robin format will be used. At the conclusion of the round robin the top four teams will advance to a page system playoff.

E. SWCT (Sask Women’s Curling Tour) BERTH

It is understood that teams will have to enter and/or qualify for these Point Qualifying Berth Events under the terms and conditions of each respective bonspiel. Check with respective host clubs for details.

All approved 2018 – 2019 Women’s SWCT Events during September, October, November and up to and including (TBD), will be designated as qualifying events for the 2019 Provincial Championship. For the list of approved events, go to http://curlsask.ca/sask-womens-curling-tour/

  1. Points will be awarded as follows: (All bonspiels will have equal value.)
    1. 1st place 10 points
    2. 2nd place 7 points
    3. 3rd and 4th place 5 points
    4. 5th to 8th place 3 points
  2. Events with 8 teams or greater participating – full points awarded. Under 8 teams participating – no points awarded.
  3. The number of teams that qualify for playoffs will be maximum 8 teams and minimum 4 teams and will be determined per event by the SWCT committee dependent on number of entries into the bonspiel.
  4. In the event a team(s) who are not eligible, as per the set criteria, qualify in any event it is understood that the placing points for that team are not awarded and not passed on to any team. (e.g. If a team from Alberta wins an event then the 10 points vanish and are not awarded to any team.)
  5. Where events only qualify 6 teams the 5th and 6th place teams will be awarded 3 points each and the normal 7th and 8th place points will not be awarded
  6. In the event of a tie for a qualifying berth, the Tiebreaker Criteria will be as follows:
    • Number of 1st place finishes
    • Number of 2nd place finishes
    • Number of 3rd/4th place finishes
    • Number of 5th to 8th place finishes
    • Head to head record in Sask. Tour Events
    • Sudden death playoff among tied teams. Date and location determined by CURLSASK.
  7. The SWCT must host a minimum of four (4) spiels to be eligible for the SWCT Runner up spot. The berth would be awarded to the last chance qualification event if this condition is not met.

 F. CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) BERTHS

The CTRS ranks Canadian women curling teams based on performance in cash tournaments worldwide and women’s playdowns leading to sanctioned world championships. Women teams can earn CTRS points by first registering with Curling Canada. To collect points, any 3 of the 4 players registered with Curling Canada must be on the ice for the points to be valid. Only events approved by Curling Canada are eligible to offer CTRS points. For more information on how points are calculated, eligible events, standings and to register to earn CTRS points, please go to www.curling.ca
All 2018-2019 Women’s CTRS Events during September, October, November and up to and including (TBD) will be designated as qualifying events for the 2019 Provincial Championship.

  1. Teams wishing to earn points toward CTRS Berths must register with Curling Canada on-line prior by the deadline set by Curling Canada.
  2. On November 20, 2017 the three highest ranked registered Saskatchewan Teams on the CTRS will earn berths to the Provincial.
  3. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying berth, the Tiebreaker Criteria will be as follows:
    1. Number of 1st place finishes
    2. Number of 2nd place finishes
    3. Number of 3rd/4th place finishes
    4. Number of 5th to 8th place finishes
    5. Head to head record in CTRS events.
    6. Sudden death playoff among tied teams. Date and location determined by CURLSASK.

G.  TEAMS WILL BE ABLE TO VIE FOR CTRS AND SWCT BERTHS IF THEY MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. All participants must be affiliated members of CURLSASK. Team rosters need to be declared through CURLSASK on-line registration.
  2. Competition Fee, including the Curling Canada Fee, must be paid to the CURLSASK Office or through on-line registration, by November 5th. Points accumulated prior to December 17, 2018 will count only if fees and registration are completed by November 5th. Registrations received after November 5th will allow the team to accumulate points only from date of registration received.
  3. Teams wanting to earn points via CTRS must also register on-line with Curling Canada at curling.ca.
  4. Teams wishing to earn points through the CTRS or SWCT Berths must meet all CTRS rules and regulations. In the event only three of four registered team members compete, the substitute for the bonspiel must:
    1. play the position of the indisposed player or lower.
    2. not have competed in the same event with another team
  5. Calculation of SWCT points will be completed by the SWCT Committee, and will be posted on www.curlsask.ca SWCT  Any discrepancies should be brought to the SWCT Committee.
  6. Calculation of CTRS Points is completed by Curling Canada with confirmation by CURLSASK and will be posted on www.curlsask.ca. Any discrepancies should be brought to Curling Canada’s and CURLSASK’s attention.

H.  PROVINCIAL QUALIFICATION BONSPIELS

  1. Qualification Bonspiel #1 (Viterra Women’s Provincial Challenge Qualifier) will qualify two (2) teams to the provincial.
  2. Qualification Bonspiel #2 (Viterra Women’s Provincial Last Chance Qualifier) will qualify a minimum of two (2) teams to the provincial.
  3. Only team registered for CURLSASK Women’s Competition are eligible to compete in the Qualification Bonspiels. Registration for Qualification Bonspiels will be through the CURLSASK on-line registration system. Teams are required to pay CURLSASK Women’s Competition Registration Fee and Curling Canada Fees. Teams who have already registered with CURLSASK and paid competition fees to try to earn CTRS or SWCT points, are not required to pay any additional fees but still must register on-line.
  4. Teams qualifying for Provincials through CTRS, SWCT or winning a Qualifying #1 Bonspiel berth CANNOT enter another Qualifying Spiel.
  5. Registration Deadline for Challenge Spiel is TBD
  6. Registration Deadline for Last Chance Spiel is TBD
  7. Teams who may require a substitution for either Qualification Bonspiel must adhere to the CURLSASK Substitute Rules in the General Rules of Competition #14. The substitute must be a member of CURLSASK.

I.  MISCELLANEOUS

  1. It is understood that teams will have to enter and/or qualify for these Point Qualifying Berth Events under the terms and conditions of each respective bonspiel.
  2. In the event of any challenge or dispute related to rulings or awarded points, it is understood that the decision of the CURLSASK Competition Committee is final.
  3. Should a team qualify for a berth through the CTRS and SWCT, the CTRS would take precedence.
  4. In the event a registered player(s) is/are replaced throughout the curling season, that replaced player(s) may apply to CURLSASK for reinstatement of eligibility in order to re-enter other Provincial berth events with another team. Application must be made in writing (e-mail is sufficient) to CURLSASK Chief Official at least 3 days prior to wanting to compete with any other team in a provincial berth event. A player may only request to be reinstated once for the Women’s Playdown Process.

Below provides information specific to each competition host site such as hotel and ticket information. Please click on the event that you want information for. This information can also be found in the Competitor Guide under the Documents Tab.

PROVINCIAL QUALIFIER – Challenge –

Chairperson: 

CURLSASK Liaison:

 

Luncheon:  Luncheon tickets are provided for curlers. Extra tickets for family and friends are available at registration.  Cost for extra tickets – $____/person

PROVINCIAL QUALIFIER – Last Chance –

Chairperson: 

CURLSASK Liaison:

 

Luncheon:  Luncheon tickets are provided for curlers. Extra tickets for family and friends are available at registration.  Cost for extra tickets – $____/person

PROVINCIAL –

Key Contacts:

CurlSask Liaison:

Chairperson:

Team Accommodation:

 

Social Functions:
Luncheon –  

Extra luncheon tickets – $__/person

Ticket Information:

Admittance for competitors, members of CurlSask and media will be provided at registration.